Department of State GrowthTransport

Tasman Highway - Hobart Airport to Midway Point causeway

About the Project

This project will improve safety and reduce congestion by increasing the Tasman Highway to two lanes each way between the Airport roundabout and the Midway Point Causeway.

The project also provides safe access to Pittwater Road, the Tasmanian Golf Club and Barilla Bay Oysters.

This project will need to balance significant environmental values with the needs of local businesses to find an appropriate solution.  Two options are provided showing the alternative solutions currently being considered.

A roundabout allows full access to all side roads.  Traffic flow on the highway can still be maintained as only low numbers of vehicles use the side roads.  There are low numbers of road users from side roads so traffic flow on the highway will be maintained.

Option one

Download the design options (PDF, 1223.59 KB)

This option increases the Tasman Highway to two lanes each way on the southern side. It includes a roundabout to provide access to Pittwater Road and the Tasmania Golf Club and Barilla Bay Oysters.

This option impacts private property in bushland that contains threatened native vegetation communities.

Option two

Download the design options (PDF, 1223.59 KB)

This option increases the Tasman Highway to two lanes each way on the northern side. It includes a roundabout to provide access to Pittwater Road and the Tasmania Golf Club.

This option impacts the Tasmania Golf Club land including fairways.

Have Your Say

We're asking the community to let us know what they think about our design options. Visit our interactive map to make sure your feedback is heard.

Community Drop-in Sessions

You can view the plans, ask questions and provide feedback at our community drop-in sessions:

  • Tuesday 11 June, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sorell Memorial Hall, Cole Street, Sorell.
  • Monday 17 June, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Okines Community House, 540 Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry
  • Saturday 22 June, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Midway Point Community Hall, 32 Hoffman Street, Midway Point

Feedback closes on Friday 28 June 2019.